Космический эксперимент СПЛАНХ Broadcast from ISS RS by cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky about space experiment Splanch 

Интервью с В.Д. БлаговымIn 2014 we are celebrating the anniversary of Alexei Stanislavovich Yeliseev, Doctor of Sciences (Engineering), Twice Hero of the Soviet Union, the USSR pilot-cosmonaut, the Head of the Lead Operational Control Team (LOCT) at Space Flights Control Service over the period from 1973 to 1985.

Viktor Dmitrievich Blagov who is currently the chief specialist of the Scientific-Technical Center for Spacecraft Flight Operation, tells us about A.S. Yeliseev's participation in setting up and operation of LOCT.

Interview is being held by Oleg Nikolaievich Volkov, the deputy Head of Project called the Great Start.

Поэтический конкурс «Звуки космоса»

From December 25, 2014 to March 12, 2015 Korolev's Planet portal holds poetical contest entitled "Space sounds"
Original verses in three space topics are submitted to the contest:

1. Verse about cosmonautics
2. Verse about space
3. Free verse

The authors can take part in any space-related topic. Author may send no more than three verses on each topic.
Verses will be assessed taking into account the following: originality of plot; style of putting verses in writing.
The contest is held to support gifted authors writing verses in Russian and to help them find their audience.
Each contestant is to ensure performance of copyright obligations related to submitted verses under the contest.
Prizes and awards to be presented to winners: the winners and nominees will be granted diplomas and published in the contest collection of verses, as well as get a chance of publishing their verses on Korolev's Planet portal.
Forward creative works at the following address: leonov-80@rsce.ru marked "For Contest".

Further contest terms are set forth...

We are looking forward to your verses and wish all of you success and luck in the contest.



Завершение викторины «Задай свой вопрос экипажу МКС»

Here is the final broadcast of the quiz.Answering your questions from the ISS are cosmonauts of Expedition ISS-40.
Our thanks to all the participants in the quiz.

A. Skvortsov: Good day, dear participants in the quiz Ask the ISS Crew a Question! We, flight engineers of Expedition 40 to the International Space Station welcome the opportunity to answer some of your questions.
M. Suraev: Overall, we have received about 90 questions. All of them are very interesting and informative. Some of the questions are very original and have never been put to us before.
O. Artemiev: Unfortunately, for technical reasons, we won't be able to answer all of these interesting questions. That is why have chosen several questions which are, in our opinion, the most interesting and entertaining, and we'll try to answer them.



On October 12, 1964, launch vehicle Voskhod put into a low Earth orbit the first multiseater spacecraft Vostok carrying three cosmonauts onboard, the descent vehicle of which one day later successfully returned the crew back to Earth.

Д. Слейтон и А.А. Леонов на борту комплекса «Союз — Аполлон»

In 2014. marks 40 years since the beginning of the spacecraft flight under the ASTP program (Apollo-Soyuz Test Project) approved by the agreement of 24.05.1972 between the USSR and the USA about cooperation in the exploration and use of space for peaceful purposes.

On July 15, 1975 the main flight program ASTP began. For the first time in human history the USSR and the USA spacecraft: Soyuz-19 and Apollo implemented rendezvous and docking forming a single orbital complex. The envoys of the USSR and the USA A.A. Leonov, V.N. Kubasov, T. Stafford, V Brandi, D. Slayton made transfers from one spacecraft to the other and joined hands in a handshake symbolizing the cooperation of people from different countries in space and on the Earth. 

D. Slayton and A.A. Leonov onboard the Soyuz-Apollo complex

Технический эксперимент «Отклик» Report from the ISS RS of Russian cosmonauts Alexander Alexandrovich SKVORTSOV and Oleg Germanovich ARTEMIEV on Space experiment Otklik

А. А. Леонов

Korolev's Planet portal places the drawings sent to the Contest after A.A. Leonov till September 20th.

Wait for our announcements about the winners.


А. А. Леонов

The Korolev's Planet web site finishes the publication of drawings sent in for the contest dedicated to Alexei Leonov.
We are posting on the web site the third batch of drawings that were sent in before September 20.

Wait for our announcements about the winners.


55 лет успешным полетам к Луне космических аппаратов «Луна-2», «Луна-3»

The editorial board of the Korolev's Planet website continues to publish materials dedicated to lunar exploration.

55 years ago the USSR launched interplanetary probes Luna-2 and Luna-3, which enables significant advances in lunar studies. We bring to your attention an editorial on INTERPLANETARY PROBES LUNA-2 AND LUNA-3


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